Korn guitarist Brian Head Welch recently spoke to Rob Flynn, where he spoke about Korn vocalist’s father and the way his father burned out the Motley Crue albums when Jonathan decided to get rid of drugs.
Here’s what Brian said:
“It was nasty for a little bit, you know. Dude, do m*th for 700 days straight, and then just quit all of a sudden – alcohol, pills, everything. I have a balanced life [now], I’m very Christ-centered, but not in a religious way, in a very spiritual way. But back then I was really making an a*s out of myself.
“I was saying stupid things and Jonathan was just like, ‘Just, somebody shut his a*s up, shut him up.’ I kept saying things and then Jonathan would have to respond because I made it awkward.
“And so it was such a big deal, the groundbreaking way the business was going, and here I am, doing MTV interviews, saying I’m leaving the band, and there’s a picture of me in Israel with a white robe looking like Jesus – people thought I lost my damn mind.
So I made it difficult for them in the negotiations. It’s like, ‘Fine, walk away from the band, do your thing, go get sober and whatnot, but don’t destroy our contract that we were working on for months.’
I was to blame for all of that, and I take full responsibility. And Jonathan, he forgave me. He knew – because his dad went through the same thing. His dad was partying like crazy, and one day he’s, like, born-again, and he took his Motley Crue records out back and brought the church folk over and burned the records.”